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Sally’s Message

Today we learned the incredibly sad news that running’s young star Sally Meyerhoff was involved in an accident that claimed her life while training on her bicycle. Our deepest sympathies go out to Sally’s family and friends, and we carry in our hearts Sally’s oft-repeated message, “Be Relentlessly Positive.”

5 for 5 with Tory Oakland

5 questions answered in 5 words or less…       Tory, aka “Tall Girl”, is a long-legged strider who loves to hit the trails near her mountain home in Lyons, Colorado. When she’s not working up a sweat, Tory enjoys her role as Director of Customer Service at Newton Running.     What’s your […]

5 for 5 with Neily Mathias

5 questions answered in 5 words or less… Neily  Mathias, U.S. Director of Customer Service for multi-sport apparel manufacturer 2XU, is an accomplished runner and triathlete. She recently ran her first stand-alone marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona, in a time of 3:21:25.   What first inspired you to start running? Post-college swimming, discovered “runner’s high”.  […]

5 for 5 with Sara Eccelsine

5 questions answered in 5 words or less…   A former competitive cyclist and currently the Brand Manager at SIDI America, Sara Eccelsine chases off-wheel fitness and fun running trails in Tahoe, Hawaii and around the globe.      What inspired you to start running?  Desire to be playful outdoors. What songs cycle through your […]

5 for 5 with Morgan Clark

Today I’m launching a new interview concept – 5for5. Throughout the coming months, I’ll conduct mini-interviews with a wide variety of women to explore their experiences with running. I’ll ask each interview subject to answer 5 questions in 5 words or less, thus 5for5. To kick off the series, I talked to Morgan Clark, Owner and […]

Girl Power

Combining running and life-skills lessons, Girls on the Run is raising a generation of confident and strong young women. The sea of pink and green says it all: this is girl territory. Nearly 800 elementary school girls have taken over a grassy field in Vasona Park in Los Gatos, Calif., for the Girls on the […]

Half the Battle

How to stay motivated during months of training for a successful race day. Running is both a physical and motivational challenge—requiring fitness, endurance and a solid plan of action. For many of us, the hardest part isn’t preparing our bodies for the race, but rather staying committed to months of training. The following advice will […]

Trail Blazin’

Here are our picks for the top five trail running destinations in the U.S. Many runners turn to the trails in search of a physical challenge. What they find when they leave the pavement behind is a love for getting off the beaten path, breaking new ground and pushing themselves in new directions. A perfect […]

Resolutions, Version 2010

My health and fitness resolutions for 2010 are fairly straightforward. Since I struggled through the majority of 2009 with a variety of injuries, they mostly relate to getting back on track with quality training and racing. Here’s a smattering of what I’ll attempt to do: Join a gym in Boulder (where I recently moved), and […]

Women Who Move: Norma Gonzalez

Norma Gonzalez Tijuana, Mexico SPORTS: Running, Triathlon AGE: 49 JOB: Winemaker Click photo to enlarge HOW I GOT STARTED IN SPORTS: I ran off and on for years, starting with 5k races and steadily increasing my mileage until I was running marathons. My sister-in-law inspired me to try triathlon. ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS: Placing in the top […]